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Strange request, but is there any way to get text into the linux
copy-paste buffer from a python script ?

I know the standard python libraries won't have that functionality
(except as a side-effect, perhaps?), but is there a simple trick that
would do it on linux? A command line to get text into the buffer? Using
a gui toolkit as a proxy to get text in there?

I actually have a need for this, though it sounds bizarre,
thanks in advance,
-Dave

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Sep 5 '06 #1
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David Hirschfield wrote:
Strange request, but is there any way to get text into the linux
copy-paste buffer from a python script ?

I know the standard python libraries won't have that functionality
(except as a side-effect, perhaps?), but is there a simple trick that
would do it on linux? A command line to get text into the buffer? Using
a gui toolkit as a proxy to get text in there?
There's a utility called xclip that you can wrap with popen2 or
something similar. I use my own proctools:

import proctools
XCLIP = proctools.which ("xclip")
es, arg = proctools.getst atusoutput("%s -o -selection primary" %
(XCLIP,))

"arg" has the X selection.

Sep 5 '06 #2

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